It’s been a quite crafty weekend I must admit. I made three cards using up a lot of time, as usual! I often find myself spending most of the time just figuring out what to do and what paper or stamp to use. This weekend I found a layout I liked a lot and thought would be fun to make a card of. It took me several hours to come up with something following the sketch! So while pondering I made two other cards, one of them for my brother as his birthday is tomorrow! I’ll just write the challenges used above each card to make it a bit easier to read.
Seize the birthday – anything goes with the option to use washi, which I did not do. I did however get to use my new hexagon die jenandtricks got me from UK! <3 The paper used is a mixture of some scraps, don’t rememeber the brandexcept for the brown (Echo Park) and the glittery one (DCVW). I cut out the letters using my Memory Box alphabet dies, which I love!
And for this happy card; Veckans skiss # 38 – layout. I colored the stamp from Some odd girl and messed with colors on the cardstock. Punched some red and pink hearts from my scraps and I even got to use my new pearl mists I found on a sale, woho!
Today we celebrate mother’s day here in Sweden so I made a card for my mother. I had a lot of fun playing with my new stencil from memory box; chic chevron. I used another stencil from a company I can’t remember for the chicken wire. I decided to go for a color challenge and I found this week’s Color Q challenge #242: kiwi kiss, daffodil delight, melon mambo, tempting turquoise and white. The green ink pad I found was named kiwi but looks much more bright than I expected from that name. I do however like the color combination of all of these colors! Very happy and bright!
I looked through my paper stash and found this icecream patterned paper from echo park which I’ve owned for years and never used. It was time!
I wanted the card to look like summer so I went for bright and happy colors, I could have used brighter/lighter colors on the gifts but I wanted it to bring out the blue and green colors from the background since the other details were pink, orange and yellow. I colored the flower with my dylusion spray london blue and added some pearl mist to lighten up the color a bit, and to add some shine of course! I might add some stickles to the stamp, I haven’t really decided yet.
The yellow ribbon is another thing that has been lying in my stash for ages, I’m not really a fan of yellow but I’m working on it on all levels, just got myself a yellow summer dress!
My mom asked me to make her another card for another friend who just turned 50. I decided to use this stamp which I haven’t really got to use yet, I’ve just been practicing coloring and waiting for the perfect moment to use it! The pink paper was one of the first things I decided to use for this card and my plan was to use it as a background or at least use it for a large piece, I wanted it to be a main part of the card. Today when I assembled the card it was just too much with the pattern and all the colors (I decided to go for the I love promarkers challenge this week which is the color combo blue and pink). I wanted more white space. So I decided to just keep a stripe at the bottom and some decorations in blue and pink. All the flowers and the butterfly are sprayed with pearl mist and some color mist or distress stain to make them more interesting, plain colored flowers are often quite boring and the nuance wasn’t what I was looking for either. Luckily my distress stain broken china and spun sugar was just perfect together with the Plain Jane simply sheer spray Rosey. I also added some stickles on the stamp and the butterfly and a few too many rhinestones. These are, however, just taking up space in my stash so I was very happy to use them! And since the theme of the daring cardmakers challenge this week is forgotten treasures, I just had to add a few more and some paper flowers too! I’m not completely satisfied with the card, I find it a bit too much. I should have left more white space and skipped the tag plus some of the bling, but you live and you learn, next time!
I have been waiting and longing for this weekend just so I can sit in my closet and craft for hours again. And do some cleaning and cooking of course. Crafting yesterday went extremely slow, I was a bit low on inspiration and slow to start up but managed to make a few cards. The goal was to make happy Easter cards and that didn’t go very well. I did however make two birthday cards for upcoming birthdays in March.
This one is for my granny who turns 79 this year! Inspired by Mojo Monday #282 and Ladybug crafts current challenge. The numbers are actually colored with chalk mist since I only had bigger white letters and numbers that would fit. I have a few other colors but I never ever have a card where they match with the colors.. but they are nice to look at!
I made this for my brother who is turning 23.. And now when it’s finished it feels more fit for a kid than a 20 something so I might add it to my growing pile of cards and make another one for him, more fit for his age.
One of my least used but most loved stamps is Blooming meadow from Hero arts. I find it hard to use inside my thinking box but it’s gorgeous. So a while ago my friend Jennie showed me how she would use it and that’s what I had in mind when I made this card for this week’s challenge at the shabby tea room. Just wish I had a better handwriting!
Distress stain, chalkboard glimmer mist and pearl mist.